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GCHS Clubs and Activities

GCHS seeks to educate the whole person and offers a wide variety of clubs, activities and events aimed at providing its student body with the opportunity for personal growth and active involvement in the school community. Our mission for over 75 years has been to form young men and women of character and to provide them with “the opportunity to grow and succeed in all aspects of their lives.”

In addition to their studies and the participation of many students in athletics, most of our students choose to participate in one or more club or activity each year. A partial list of these activities and clubs with their moderators is provided below. Unless otherwise indicated, all of our activities are open to all of our students.

Current Clubs and Activities Listing

Club Name Description Moderator
Academic Challenge Students compete against their peers from other schools in the annual Rutgers Academic Challenge. Past teams have ranked among the top three from South Jersey.
Aries – GCHS Yearbook The annual student-written and edited yearbook of Gloucester Catholic High School. Mrs. Chris McKenna
Babe’s Kids GC’s chapter of the Caruso Foundations Babe’s Kids initiative, supporting children battling illness and creating student-to-student relationships. Mrs. Sandy Rehrig
Battle of the Bands/ GC Unplugged Provides a showcase for student musical and poetic talent and performance. Mr. Ed Beckett
Blood Drive Sponsors events and education throughout the school community. Mrs. Beth Quinn
Calliope GC’s annual literary magazine. Mrs. Sharon Zuccarelli
Chess Club The Club fosters student interest competition in Chess.
Choir Choir performs at many “school” functions- Mass, Prayer Services, Graduation. They also entertain in the community at other churches and nursing homes. They participate in the Camden County Teen Arts Festival. Members are eligible to become members of the Tri-M Music Honor Society. Ms. Emily Wehrle
Classical Music Club Students learn to appreciate classical music through attendance at area concerts and listening sessions. Dr. Jay Simmons
Drama Society The Society puts on an annual Spring musical with help from the professionals in the drama department at Gloucester County College. Mrs. Marge Stafford
Environmental Club Encourages students to actively participate in making our world a better place to live. Mrs. Joan Chalmers
Forensics Students engage in public speaking competition.

Seven-time winners of the Camden Diocesan Bishop’s Cup.

Mrs. Anne Heim & Mrs. Chris McKenna
GC Extreme Sponsors student trips to skateboard parks, paintball facilities and mountain-biking. Mr. Ed Beckett
Habitat for Humanity Local chapter of the international organization dedicated to providing affordable housing in the name of the Gospel. Mr. Ed Beckett
Interact GCHS chapter of the Rotary-sponsored service organization. Coordinates the annual “toys for tots” collection and other service activities. Mr. George Bakey & Mr. Ed Beckett
Model U.N. High school version of the collegiate program where students actually serve as UN delegates at a mock session of the General Assembly. Limited to students in Honors US History 2. Mr. Kevin Heil
National Honor Society Marian Chapter of the national service organization that recognizes academic excellence and extraordinary participation in school life. Membership is open to Juniors and Seniors, who are selected on the basis of their academic performance, service and participation in school life. The NHS sponsors and assists in a variety of student activities. Mrs. Katharine Coghlan
Outdoors Club A club devoted to encouraging students to engage in hiking and canoeing. Mr. Ed Beckett
Rampage Gloucester Catholic’s student-written and edited school newspaper. Appears quarterly. Mrs. Kathy Schilling & Mrs. Christine McKenna
Rams for Life GCHS’s pro-life organization fostering educational and service activities designed to increase and demonstrate our reverence for life.

Annual participant in the national gathering for life in Washington, DC.

Fr. Chuck Colozzi
Russian Club Fosters interest in Russian culture Mrs. Polina Oreshko
Sketch Club Encourages the artistic expression and development of GCHS students. Mr. David A. Sipple
Ski Club Provides skiing opportunities for expert and novice skiers and sponsors an annual ski trip.
Strummer’s Lounge/ School of Rock Regular meetings of student guitarists for jam sessions, song writing and general guitar picking. Also, training for students in music theory and performance aimed at producing student performers. Mr. Ed Beckett
Student Ambassadors This student organization serves as a link between Gloucester Catholic and our community. Student ambassadors share their GCHS pride and hospitality with visitors, parents and prospective students. Mrs. Kathy Coghlan
Student Council The Student Council is the official student government organization that brings the needs and interests of the student body to the attention of the faculty and administration. Members are elected by their peers. The Student Council also oversees several community-wide activities such as dances, opportunities for service, powderpuff football, and student talent showcases. Mrs. Anne Heim
World Cultures & Travel Club Past trips have included excursions to London, Paris, and the beaches of Normandy and Stonehenge. Mr. David A. Sipple

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